Lately, I’ve been noshing on granola for breakfast — the cardboard box variety.
I wanted to see if I could make a yummier homemade version, and one without nuts so my husband could enjoy some, too.
I searched for a bunch of granola recipes, and I’ve found that at its most basic level, they’re all pretty much the same.
You’ll want to combine some type of oil with some type of sweetener (honey, maple syrup, or a simple sugar syrup). Use it to coat some rolled oats or rolled wheat, bake it, and add some mix-ins.
After I made today’s batch, I found that I’ll need more oil/honey to make it clump together better.
I added 1/2 c each of sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Once baked, I added 1/2c each of coconut flakes, dried bananas, raisins, chocolate chips (!), and a small amount of dried goji berries. Oh, and a dash of cinnamon.
It’s pretty tasty!
Since I have so many ingredients in mine, I don’t think my version is necessarily cheaper than a store-bought batch of granola. But, for what’s in it, I do think the homemade version is a better value.
The oats are fairly cheap and I got my mix-ins from the bulk bin at the grocery for a reasonable price.
What do you like in granola?